Keith’s Blog: Amelia Island Dodges a Deluge

I was flying to Amelia Island, FL from Naples with SCM raconteur Donald Osborne when both our cell phones started firing.

It was 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, March 9. The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was scheduled to be held the following Sunday.

Weather reports indicated that Saturday would be sunny and clear, but that a tropical rainstorm would pass over the island on Sunday.

Within 30 minutes, the concours had made the decision to move the event forward a Read More

Keith’s Blog: The Bugeye Saga Continues

The mantra of the car collector could well be “Buy, Spend, Learn, Spend, Repent, Spend, Move On.”

It’s been over a year since we bought our 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite. I was looking for something that my 9-year-old son Bradley could call his first car.

After nearly a year, it’s nearly ready for us to pick up from the restorer, Chip Starr at Racecar Resurrections, when we return from Amelia Island next week.

Our year with the Bugeye is typical Read More

May 2017 Cover Poll

Our Art Director, David Tomaro, has created three possible cover concepts, and we’d like to know which one is your favorite. It should all take less than a minute, and your answers help determine the content of our magazine. Voting ends Wednesday, March 8, at Midnight PST. If you have any additional thoughts about SCM, regarding either the print magazine or our electronic newsletter, please post them in the comments section below.

Be sure to stop by the SCM Read More

Keith’s Blog: The Super Goes Surfing

If you like driving on the beach, Oregon’s the state for you.

The Oregon Beach Bill, passed in 1967, established public ownership of land along the Oregon coast. This was to ensure that everyone has access to the beaches and ocean, which is not always the case in other states.

While you can’t drive on all of the beaches on the Oregon Coast, many are open to vehicles. That’s how I found myself driving the 1967 SCM Giulia Super on the Read More

Keith’s Blog: The Spider Veloce – Show it or Drive it?

For the past 18 months, I’ve blathered on about how I’d drive my 1965 Giulia Spider Veloce once the restoration was finished. It wasn’t going to be a garage queen. After all, it’s just a used car that’s been with my family for many years. The restoration simply marks a new chapter in its life.

But now reality strikes. The total bill for paint, bodywork and chrome was just over $130,000 — which is a lot of money no matter Read More

Keith’s Blog: Happy 50th Birthday to the Super

“Are you ready for your and my Super’s 50th on Monday?”

Andrew Watry, keeper of the Alfa Romeo Berlina Register sent me that note last weekend.

An aficionado of Alfas with four doors, Andrew helped me locate the SCM Super a few years ago.

According to the Alfa Romeo Documentation Center, our Super was born on February 13, 1967. It was sold two days later, on February 15th, to Alfa Romeo Inc. of Newark, New Jersey.

It’s chassis Read More

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